RIP School Survival Forums
August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Avoiding bullshit news
Author Message
Proudsadist Offline
Revolutionary

Posts: 164
Joined: Apr 2010
Thanks: 0
Given 2 thank(s) in 1 post(s)
Post: #1
Avoiding bullshit news

All these days, I see people watching shitty news that isn't important but shocks audiences. WATCH BBC WORLD NEWS OR LISTEN TO NPR PEOPLES!!!
04-29-2010 05:11 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
~Mystery~ Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 1,788
Joined: Jan 2009
Thanks: 0
Given 22 thank(s) in 18 post(s)
Post: #2
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

I don't watch media I read directly from Government and federalist papers.

People act unaware that the human body is a walking pharmacy![Image: rolleyes.gif]~David Icke~
Religion was invented to keep the poor from harrasing the rich"~Napoleon Bonaparte~
Do As Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole of The Law! ~The Secret Order of Thelema~
"Respect goes to those who do not want it" ~TrueAnarchist~
"The only limitations that a person has are those that are self-imposed." ~Unknown!~
“Attraction is an emotion.~Dr. Alex~
“Life is an illusion albeit a very persistent one” ~Albert Einstein

I Am A Messenger From The Seduction Community!
Mint Member
04-29-2010 05:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HeartofShadows Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 8,557
Joined: Dec 2006
Thanks: 0
Given 80 thank(s) in 73 post(s)
Post: #3
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

Mystery Wrote:I don't watch media I read directly from Government and federalist papers.

You mean newspapers?

Wouldn't hurt for me to be alittle more informed but I mostly get my stuff from the nets(Tv is a big no no for me).

[Image: WARZONES_subs_hostility.png]
image hosting jpg
04-29-2010 05:24 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
aaaaaaasd Offline
Grorious Moddu

Posts: 7,344
Joined: Oct 2007
Thanks: 1
Given 50 thank(s) in 38 post(s)
Post: #4
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

Everything I learned about the news I get from FacePunch.
04-29-2010 06:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Proudsadist Offline
Revolutionary

Posts: 164
Joined: Apr 2010
Thanks: 0
Given 2 thank(s) in 1 post(s)
Post: #5
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

Just because it's sponsored by the government doesn't mean it's fake. It's way better than most other bullshit you can find.
04-29-2010 07:54 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Thought Criminal Offline
Frame 313

Posts: 10,133
Joined: May 2007
Thanks: 12
Given 106 thank(s) in 80 post(s)
Post: #6
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

Proudsadist Wrote:Just because it's sponsored by the government doesn't mean it's fake. It's way better than most other bullshit you can find.
I have to agree with you here. They have alot more to lose if they get caught faking stuff too. While that doesn't stop misinformation other outlets have that problem as well.
04-29-2010 08:33 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rebelnerd Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 8,781
Joined: Aug 2005
Thanks: 0
Given 113 thank(s) in 97 post(s)
Post: #7
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

No new source is completely unbiased, so its good to get a wide variety so you can form an objective picture of what's going on. Personally, I get my news from the Daily Show, Huffington Post, Infoshop, Burlington Free Press (whenever a leftover copy is lying around), and sometimes BBC. Radio and TV aren't really an option in the dorms so I stick to papers and the internet.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
The quickest way to kill a revolution is to wait for it.
04-29-2010 02:18 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
CrayolaColours Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 9,744
Joined: May 2009
Thanks: 0
Given 28 thank(s) in 25 post(s)
Post: #8
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

I get my news from Fox.

[Image: True-Blood-Banner-true-blood-2196368-500-82.jpg]
Faith o' Meter
-{|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||}-
2
Quote:Riddle me this, riddle me that. Give me a straight answer, you pain in the ass cat.
04-29-2010 02:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Proudsadist Offline
Revolutionary

Posts: 164
Joined: Apr 2010
Thanks: 0
Given 2 thank(s) in 1 post(s)
Post: #9
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

WHich sucks
04-30-2010 04:46 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Liquid Offline
poison - do not drink

Posts: 1,050
Joined: Aug 2007
Thanks: 0
Given 2 thank(s) in 2 post(s)
Post: #10
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

BBC and CBC are good, slightly more to the left but they are almost completely unbiased.

Fox, CBS,ABC, NBC, all suck. You'll get more accuate news from the Onion than from them.


@ Rebel
Huffington Post? Seriously those guys are just as bad as Fox, just on the opposite side.

//

[Image: techhoops5.jpg]
04-30-2010 07:37 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Thought Criminal Offline
Frame 313

Posts: 10,133
Joined: May 2007
Thanks: 12
Given 106 thank(s) in 80 post(s)
Post: #11
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

I'd rather get my news with a liberal bias than a right wing bias
04-30-2010 07:51 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Proudsadist Offline
Revolutionary

Posts: 164
Joined: Apr 2010
Thanks: 0
Given 2 thank(s) in 1 post(s)
Post: #12
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

Bias sucks ass.
04-30-2010 08:09 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Thought Criminal Offline
Frame 313

Posts: 10,133
Joined: May 2007
Thanks: 12
Given 106 thank(s) in 80 post(s)
Post: #13
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

I know. I'm just saying that if I had no choice in the matter I would pick a liberal bias over a conservative one.
04-30-2010 08:34 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
genuine anarchist Offline
Revolutionary

Posts: 439
Joined: Mar 2010
Thanks: 0
Given 12 thank(s) in 6 post(s)
Post: #14
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

Embarrassed I get my news from online forums, cracked.com, and various comedians. I don't trust any of the news media, but I will try the BBC. And I should pick up a newspaper.

I live in a very conservative area, so Fox News and Glenn Beck are respected here. A guy I know is up to date with current events and is about as right-wing as you can get. I don't debate with him because he is actually passionate about this stuff and keeps up to date whereas I'm indifferent and moderate, but I overheard him say that Fox is the most unbiased and fair news media out there, and that he listens to Glenn Beck a lot. I read one of Beck's books, which were decent, I admit, but I can't stand his show. It's more entertainment for me than reality, and not even good entertainment at that.
04-30-2010 08:51 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
aaaaaaasd Offline
Grorious Moddu

Posts: 7,344
Joined: Oct 2007
Thanks: 1
Given 50 thank(s) in 38 post(s)
Post: #15
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

BBC represent
05-01-2010 01:55 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Thought Criminal Offline
Frame 313

Posts: 10,133
Joined: May 2007
Thanks: 12
Given 106 thank(s) in 80 post(s)
Post: #16
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

I ain't british so I don't watch the BBC
05-01-2010 05:12 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HeartofShadows Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 8,557
Joined: Dec 2006
Thanks: 0
Given 80 thank(s) in 73 post(s)
Post: #17
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

Lucky ignorance in that I didn't even know who glenn beck was until I red one of his books and he tried to mention how capitalism hasn't failed(Yeah sure its how you get your money bitch).

[Image: WARZONES_subs_hostility.png]
image hosting jpg
05-01-2010 07:07 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rebelnerd Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 8,781
Joined: Aug 2005
Thanks: 0
Given 113 thank(s) in 97 post(s)
Post: #18
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

thought criminal Wrote:I ain't british so I don't watch the BBC
http://www.bbcamerica.com/

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
The quickest way to kill a revolution is to wait for it.
05-01-2010 09:26 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Thought Criminal Offline
Frame 313

Posts: 10,133
Joined: May 2007
Thanks: 12
Given 106 thank(s) in 80 post(s)
Post: #19
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Laugh
05-01-2010 09:48 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
The Desert Fox Offline
Waging war with conviction

Posts: 12,063
Joined: Jul 2008
Thanks: 3
Given 101 thank(s) in 74 post(s)
Post: #20
Re: Avoiding bullshit news

I watch the BBC every now and then.

Hidden stuff:
(11-27-2011 01:00 PM)psychopath Wrote:  
(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
CrayolaColours Wrote:That post owned. TDF wins post of the year.
Faby Wrote:
krissy Wrote:dessert fox
Mmm, flambéed vulpine.
"There is no enemy, there is no victory, only boys who lost their lives in the sand."
[/center]
05-01-2010 10:26 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication